Utopia: episode guide

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Blue Sky Thinking

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Episode 3.01 (17)
Wed, July 19, 2017
842,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Jim and Rhonda force Tony to help step in and save a flawed government scheme. Nat is driven mad by a local council worried about a proposed development.

Starring: Rob Sitch as Tony, Anthony Lehmann as Jim, Celia Pacquola as Nat, Dave Lawson as Scott, Kitty Flanagan as Rhonda, Emma Louise Wilson as Katie, Dilruk Jayasinha as Ashan, Nina Oyama as Courtney,

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Clarke Richards as Colin, Roy Barker as Minister, Dylan Cole as Jason, Tim Potter as Patrick, Freya List as Accountant #1, Sophie Steward as Accountant #2, Lucy Barrett as Accountant #3, Ilana Charnelle as Auslan Interpreter, Rose Flanagan as Council Officer, Herlene Hercuels as Child Protection Officer, Rowan Francis as Ranger, Hayley Butcher as Marnie, Erik Chess as Narration

Smart Cities

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Episode 3.02 (18)
Wed, July 26, 2017
647,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Rhonda forces Tony to be keynote speaker at the Smart Cities conference. Nat is looking set for a promotion until Beverley from HR decides to step in. And the arrival of a new couch has unintended consequences.

With: Rebecca Massey as Beverley, Jamie Robertson as Brian, Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, Jake Pike as Anders Ristrom, Patrick Harvey as Adam, Khaled Khalafalla as Stage Manager, David Todman as Moderator, Hannah Daniel as Audience Member, Richi Madan as Prakesh De Silva, Ria Yazaki as Sumi Okahiro

Nation Shapers

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Episode 3.03 (19)
Wed, August 02, 2017
674,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Nat is asked to help out the Minister with a problem-plagued I.T. project. Meanwhile, a poor radio interview sees Tony forced to undertake media training. And plans for a staff dinner create tensions within the NBA office.

With: Toby Truslove as Karsten, Jamie Robertson as Brian, Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, Raf Epstein as Radio Presenter, Andy Matthew as Project Leader, Naomi Higgins as Sacha, Phoebe Roberts as Make Up Person, Robin Brown as Bec's New Boyfriend, David Whitely as TVC Narration

Clause for Concern

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Episode 3.04 (20)
Wed, August 09, 2017
721,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

The NBA team is asked to help out with the sale of a port. Rhonda decides it is time for a digital upgrade. And Tony is forced to spend a night outdoors in the name of charity.

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Tim McDonald as Justin, Tim Potter as Patrick, Mick Alford as Frank, Ben Lomas as CEO, Brendan Bacon as Homeless Guy, Lee Ton as Rick, Patrick Harvey as Adam, Paul De Freitas as Minister

Start Up

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Episode 3.05 (21)
Wed, August 16, 2017
684,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Fresh from a trip to Silicon Valley, Jim asks Tony for help getting the Government involved in the world of start-ups. Meanwhile, a complaint from an ex-employee sees Nat accused of bullying. And Courtney decides it is time for the office to get new bins.

With: Rebecca Massey as Beverley, Jamie Robertson as Brian, Fabio Motta as Joel, Sean Rees-Wemyss as Kasey, Gaby Seow as Anne, Hunter Stanford as Lachie, Evie Oster as Maryanne, Michael Rawnsley as Museum Curator

Snouts in the Trough

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Episode 3.06 (22)
Wed, August 23, 2017
702,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

Jim and Rhonda ask Tony for help building a new airport rail link — but Tony's proposal shocks them both. Meanwhile Nat has her entire week de-railed by a tweet. And the office welcomes their oldest employee who surprises everyone.

With: Jim Daly as Bert, Lee Beckhurst as Marcus, Adam Morgan as Paul, Yesse Spencer as Rina, Christopher Broadstock as Theo, Nick Backstorm as Man in Helmet, Amy Lehpamer as Sarah, Michelle Brasier as Lauren, Charlie Mycroft as Comms Team #1, Farah Sobey as Comms Team #2, Erik Chess as Narration

On the Defence

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Episode 3.07 (23)
Wed, August 30, 2017
744,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

With a major defence white paper about to be launched Jim and Rhonda ask Tony for help. Meanwhile, Nat is summoned to Canberra for an exciting new job. Back at the office it is time for a Risk and Safety audit.

With: Jamie Robertson as Brian, Paul Denny as Dennis, Natalie Saleeba as Melanie, Miriam Glaser as Claire, Jonathan Schuster as Lachlan, Nick Farnell as Brigadier General, Andrew Bayly as Director, Ken Radley as Colonel, Sunday Barca Irving as Waitress, Gary Gartside as Party Director, Ante Kreso as Defence Expert, Christine Lancaster as Defence Expert, Tamara Oudyn as Newsreader

Independence Day

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Episode 3.08 (24)
Wed, September 06, 2017
739,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Directed by Rob Sitch

After threatening to resign Tony is offered his own independent infrastructure board but Jim clearly has his own ideas about the word "independent". Meanwhile, Rhonda and Beverley decide it is time for a new office reporting structure.

With: Rebecca Massey as Beverley, Jamie Robertson as Brian, Mike McLeish as Brad Harper, Gregory Caine as Chief of Staff, David Woods as Senator #1, Simon Hall as Chairman, Adam May as Senator #2, Roger Oakley as Chairman Independent Board, Elle Mandalis as Marissa, Cameron James as Robert, Michael Shafar as Phil, Jennifer Ashley as Jenny, Katrina Conder as Mother